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UK’s 2018-19 Basketball Schedule As We Know It

As more and more key dates leak out on Kentucky’s 2018-19 basketball schedule, it’s time we put it all together for a glimpse at how next season will look on our calendars.

You will find the games we know as of today in the list below. Plan your winter accordingly.

Bahamas National Team (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Wednesday, August 8
San Lorenzo de Almagra (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Thursday, August 9
Mega Bemax (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Saturday, August 11
Team Toronto (Foreign Exhibition)
Paradise Island, Bahamas | The Atlantis 
Sunday, August 12
Big Blue Madness
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Blue-White Game
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Kentucky vs. Duke
Indianapolis, IN | Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Champions Clasic
Tuesday, November 6
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Wednesday, November 28
UNC Greensboro
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Saturday, December 1
Kentucky vs. Seton Hall
New York, NY | Madison Square Garden
Citi Hoops Classic
Saturday, December 8
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Saturday, December 15
Kentucky vs. North Carolina 
Chicago, IL | United Center
CBS Sports Classic
Saturday, December 22
Kentucky @ Louisville
Louisville, KY | KFC Yum! Center
Kentucky vs. Big 12 Opponent
Lexington, KY | Rupp Arena
Big 12/SEC Challenge

You’ll have to wait until late summer/early fall for the full schedule in its entirety.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

34 responses to “UK’s 2018-19 Basketball Schedule As We Know It”

  1. JTHinton

    West Va at home in Big12 challenge?

    1. BlakeBlueNation

      Nah I’d say it would probably be Texas Tech or Kansas

    2. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

      It’ll be West Virginia.

  2. RC

    Only 1 marquee non-conf matchup in Rupp, which might explain why home attendance has been down and why big money donors have complained about ticket prices. A home schedule full of cupcakes is pathetic. Asking fans to spend $$$$ on travel & tix to see the big games is also a perilous business model.

    1. UK Big Board Update

      We still travel.

    2. mm40

      Sign of the times, many big schools want to do neutral site games and not home and home anymore.

    3. jahanc2uky

      Where are the tourney games? Is it not the job of our HC to prepare the team for winning in March, during the regular season? What better time for netrual games.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      It’s not really new, although the number of them in 1 year may be. People complained about this when Pitino was at UK too. He wanted to play Duke or Syracuse in The Meadowlands to help recruiting in New York.

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      And I remember a fan calling his radio show and saying we needed to play KU home and home and he said “Why?” His opinion was if it didn’t help recruiting, nope. Going to Lawrence didn’t help us in his mind. I’m not saying he was right or wrong, but that was his philosophy.

    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Having said that, I understand for the home fans that bringing in big time opponents at home is great. Bama fans sometimes complain about playing what I call glorified D2 schools in football in T-town and only playing the our of conference big boys in Jerry World or the ATL.

    7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Out not our…

    8. Han

      Attendance is down across sports. More people are content to stay at home and watch games in HD. Also, high prices mean a lot of us can’t afford to go anyway. I never decide whether to go to a game or not based on the opponent, but I guess my fandom isn’t dependent on things like that.

  3. Tipa

    BBM is 10/12, that’s the Friday of the football Bye Week. Maybe that’s not official yet, but its like 99% certain.

    1. Twick39

      Seems like is always the second weekend of October

  4. Alleykat16

    That’s a he co of a start to the season. That will make our SOS at the top of the rankings

  5. mj4uk

    When do Champion’s Classic tickets go on sale??

    1. FlatTopsAndBlockedShots

      Unfortunately the wait will be a while. Last year they released tickets for lower level (non student) 3-4 weeks before the event. The student website may have them up to 2 months before the game.

  6. justaguyinthebackrow

    Do we get another go at UCLA or is that series over?

    1. BBNDan7

      UCLA was in the CBS classic 2 out of the 4 games

    2. JTHinton

      Right, but we played them in a home-and-home the two years that we didn’t play in the CBS Classic

  7. RajonTheDon9

    Why did we skip over Ohio State in the CBS classic thingy?

    1. BBNDan7


    2. mm40

      UK is scheduled to play Ohio State in 2019.

  8. Rockinron

    How soon will we know the Bahama dates? I need to be there.

  9. runningunnin.454

    How old is this post? Summer rerun?

    1. henderblue

      Even the comments are the same…

    2. runningunnin.454

      Yep, could have started with a clean slate.

  10. Catcasey1

    Kansas State please

  11. RajonTheDon9

    We will play Oklahoma St my sources say

  12. serdi

    Saddened, disappointed, and embarrassed that my alma mater did not have the b***s to stand up to the NCAA and CBS and on behalf of all D-1 schools, and refuse to play the biggest cheaters of all time and cancel all contracts that UK has with the Cheatin s

    1. Big blue erection

      Who are the Cheating s ???

  13. Big blue erection

    Cheatin s

  14. Nashville Cat Mama

    Is the game against Utah Sat Dec 15th or Wed Dec 18th? This post says one thing; the next post says the other. Asking for a friend…

  15. michaelb

    That’s a cool way to make the schedule (the post illustrations & dates) wish it could be printable towards the finalization that would be awesome